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Saturday, October 22 The Hudson Dog Park committee is organizing a Bark Up at Benson’s Park from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Join us for a day of fun. There will be a Halloween costume contest, a puppy poker walk, items for sale including tee shirts, the kick off of our

calendar style raffle, and the opportunity to meet Officer Jana McMillan (Hudson’s Animal Control Officer) and ask questions and learn about pet related news in town. If you are interested in helping volunteer or organize this event please e-mail The rain date will be October 23.

Sunday, October 23

Come take a peek into Hudson’s past and meet the likes of Dr. Alfred and Virginia Hills, Private Joseph Blodgett, Jessie Norwell or Kimball Webster? As part of a Girl Scout Gold Award Project, the girl scouts will hold a Hudson Cemetery

Tour from 4-7 p.m., starting at the Hills House, 211 Derry Road, in Hudson. Participants will carpool to five local cemeteries to meet some famous residents of our town, then return to the Hills House for refreshments between 6 and 8 p.m. Come and see a little piece of Hudson’s history, and don’t forget to wear good waling shoes and bring a flashlight!

Now until Thursday, November 17 Alvirne High School’s Family and Consumer Science (FACS) Club will hold a Coat Drive from now until November 17. They are accepting “gently used” winter coats (nothing ripped or torn, please) of any size, and they can be brought into the school and dropped off at the school’s main office at 200 Derry Road, Hudson. After November 17, the coats will be brought to the Nashua Soup Kitchen for distribution. Please help someone keep a little warmer this winter, by donating your old gently used coats.

Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20 and December 3 and 4 The Band, Choral group and Color Guard students are in need of your yard! On November 19, 20 and December 3, 4 the Alvirne High School music students will be raking yards as a Fall Leaf Raking Fundraiser to help raise funds for their upcoming trip to Quebec City, Canada. Let the students do your raking for you and help support a great cause! For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call Debbie Migneault at 603-598-8719 or 603-568-0076, or email:

Tuesday, October 25 The Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson will hold an Author Talk at 7 p.m. featuring local author, Bob Korkuc, who will discuss “Finding a Fallen Hero: The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner” which investigates the true story behind what happened to his

uncle, who died when his plane was shot down over Germany in World War II. The book blends a wartime drama with a primer on specialized research of interest to family history and historical researchers. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Friday, October 28 The Rodgers Memorial Library’s Children’s Room will host their annual Little Goblins Parade from 2-4 p.m. Kids up to second grade will come in costume, trick or treat in the library and hear some stories. No registration is required. Visit www. for more information.

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Campbell High School’s Homecoming weekend has had a change to the schedule. We will celebrate Homecoming with our first “under the lights” football game. The Campbell vs. Somersworth game will start at 7 p.m., with Senior Day

festivities for Football players and Spirit starting at 6:30pm. Come support the Cougars!

Tuesday, October 25

Hudson Memorial School (HMS) will be offering wrestling as part of their winter interscholastic athletic curriculum. The program is open to both male and female student athlete participants in grades 6, 7 and 8. A parent meeting will be held at the

HMS library on October 25 to provide a summary overview of the program and familiarize parents with the sport. The program, in its second season will be funded in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua (BGCGN). There will be no tax-payer dollars utilized to support the program. Any students interested should go to the HMS main office and obtain a Wrestling packet and permission forms.

Friday, October 28 Are you concerned about your child’s development? We will be holding a Childfind Clinic for children ages 3-6 years old. The clinic will screen students for possible speech and language disabilities, motor skills and overall

developmental functioning. The clinic will be held

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on October 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. and is open to any Litchfield resident. An appointment is required. Contact Griffin Memorial School at 424-5931 for additional information, or to make an appointment.

Thursday, October 28 7-9pm: The Campbell High School chapter of S.A.D.D. invites you to join them for a screening of the Hollywood Blockbuster, “The Green Lantern,” staring Ryan Reynolds. Admission is free and refreshments will be sold. All proceeds to benefit S.A.D.D.

Saturday, October 29 The Litchfield Middle School PTO will sponsor a Fall Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Litchfield Middle School. We are inviting families, students, friends and the community to come and join us. There will be a pancake

breakfast, raffle baskets, face painting, cake walk, pizza, homemade clam chowder, snacks, a pumpkin throwing contest, ongoing entertainment throughout the day, games and much, much more. Admission is free, tickets for games and raffles will be sold at the event.

Saturday, October 29

As part of an Eagle Project fundraiser, a Spaghetti Supper will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Hudson Grange, 4 Windham Road (Route 111). The suggested donation is $8 per meal. The project, run by Alan Foster, will help in the restoration

of Benson Park in Hudson. The project includes the reconstruction of a small bridge and installing a new pathway near The Old Lady and the Shoe. Stop by to help support your community and enjoy a nice meal too!

Now through Friday, November 11 The Hudson School District will be holding a winter clothing drive to benefit families in Colebrook, NH who were affected by hurricane Irene. Please bring any gently used winter clothes to the donation boxes at Alvirne High School, or Dr. H.O.

Smith/Library Street School. The clothing will be delivered to the Colebrook families in need during the month of November. If you have any questions, contact Melissa Thomas, Guidance Intern, or Melanie Curren, Guidance Counselor at 886-1248 ext. 1100 or William Hughen, Director of Guidance at 886-1260, ext. 2503.

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Litchfield Regular Meetings & Events

Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., Mondays; second and fourth Monday (June – August)

Campbell High Booster Club, Campbell High, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday. Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., first Thursday. Fire Department meeting, Station House, 7:00 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday.

Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, Library, 7:00 p.m., third Monday. (except January & July)

Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building,7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Library Trustees, Library, 7:00 pm., second Monday. Litchfield Area Garden Club, 7:00 p.m., third Wednesday/Thursday, email or call 603-423-1081 for more information.

Litchfield Budget Committee, Campbell High, Media room, 7:00 p.m., fourth Thursday of the month.

Litchfield Lions Club, Litchfield Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Thursday. Litchfield Parent-School Partnership, Campbell High School, 6 p.m., third Tuesday

Litchfield Republican Committee, 7:00 p.m., third Tuesday. For info, call 595-3545, or email

Litchfield School Board, Campbell High School, 6:30 p.m., generally the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Hudson Regular Meetings & Events

60 and Over Coffee Club, Rec. Center, 9 – 11 a.m., every Tuesday. Alvirne Booster Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Wednesday. Alvirne Touchdown Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Monday. American Legion Post 48 & Auxiliary, Legion hall, 7 p.m., first Monday. Awana Club, New Life Christian Church, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday. (from Sept. 23– May 26) Open to children age 3 to grade 5. For info or to register: 598-9000.

Beekeeping Association, Rec. Center, 7:30 p.m., first Saturday. Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Tuesday.

Budget Committee, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Thursday. Greater Hudson Business Network, Valentino’s, 142 Lowell Road, Friday mornings, 8 a.m. For information, contact Mike Falzone at 320-8020. Cable Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Tuesday. Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7 p.m., first Monday. Fleet Reserve Association, VFW Post, 7 p.m., third Thursday. Free Movies, basement of the New Beginnings Child Care Center, Hudson, 6 p.m. Call Reverand David Bailey 895-9534 for more information.

Friends of Alvirne Ice Hockey, Alvirne High School, 7 p.m., every other Tuesday. Friends of Alvirne Music, Alvirne Band Room, 7 p.m., first Thursday. Friends of Alvirne Swim Team, Alvirne Library, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday of the month. Friends of the Library of Hudson, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, 7 p.m., third Tuesday, every other month (except June – August)

Friends of Hudson Natural Resources, Town Hall, 7 p.m., second Monday. GFWC Hudson Community Club, Checkers Restaurant, 7 p.m., first Wednesday. GFWC Hudson Junior Club, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 7 p.m., second Wednesday. Hannah Dustin Quilter’s Guild, Hudson Community Center, 9 a.m., first Monday (except June through August)

Hudson Area Moms Club, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 10 a.m., Last Wednesday (except December)

Hudson Boy Scout Troop 252, St. Kathryn Parish, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Hudson Democrats, Rodgers Memorial Library, fourth Thursday, 7:15 p.m. Hudson Grange, Grange Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday Hudson Historical Society, Alvirne Hills House, 7 p.m., fourth Wedneday. Hudson Lions Club, Valentino’s Restaurant, 6:30 p.m., second and last Monday. Hudson Senior Council on Aging activities, Community Center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., every Wednesday and Thursday.

Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building, 7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Hudson Republican Committee, Rodgers Memorial Library, 7 p.m., fourth Wednesday Hudson United Soccer Club Board Meetings, Hudson Police Community Room, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday.

Kiwanis, Kiwanis Hall, 7 p.m., first and third Monday. (If Monday is a holiday, call 883-0374.)

Knights of Columbus, St. Kathryn Parish Hall, 7:30 p.m., first Wednesday.

Library Trustees, Hills Memorial Library, 6 p.m., third Wednesday. Lions Club of Hudson Bingo, Kiwanis Hall, 4 p.m., second Saturday. Marine Corps League, VFW Hall, 7:30 p.m., last Tuesday. Movie Night, Hudson Community Center, 7 p.m., first Friday of the month (Oct. to May)

Nashua-Hudson Toastmasters, Nashua Public Library, 6:30 p.m., first and third Wed.

Open Space Subcommittee, Town Hall, 7 p.m., fourth Thursday. Planning Board, Town Hall, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Wednesday.

Recreation Committee, Rec. Center, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday. Recycling Committee, Board of Selectmen Meeting Room (lower level of Town Hall), 7 p.m., fourth Monday

School Board, Hills Memorial Library, 6:00 p.m., first and third Monday.

Sewer Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:30

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Sons of the American Legion, Legion Hall, 8 p.m., first Monday. TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), First Baptist Church, Tuesdays, 3:45-4:15 p.m. for weigh in, and 4:15-5:00 p.m. for the meeting.

Tot Playgroup, Rec Center, 9:30 a.m., every Thursday. Trustees of the Trust Fund, Town hall, 3:00 p.m. fourth Thursday. VFW & Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., second Monday VFW Men’s Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., first Monday Water Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:00 p.m., third Wednesday Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursday

Litchfield Seniors, Litchfield Community Church, Route 3A, 1:30 p.m., third Thursday. Call 429-1315 for more information.

Litchfield Women’s Club, Litchfield Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Tuesday. (July & August at member’s homes)

LMS After-School Advisory Group, Litchfield Middle School, 6:00 p.m., last Monday, every other month during school year (Sept, Nov, Jan, March, May)

Planning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., first Tuesday. Recreation Commission, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday. Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday.

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Saturday, October 22 The Knights of Columbus, Council 5162 will be sponsoring a Soccer Challenge at the Hills Garrison School in Hudson. The Soccer Challenge is one in which the soccer goal is divided into a series of five scoring zones, with a point value given

to each section. After the participant is given 10 penalty kicks, his or her total number of points will be awarded depending upon the scoring zones that were hit. The Hills Garrison School is located at 190 Derry Road, behind the Rodgers Memorial Library on route 102. The competition is open to boys and girls, ages 10-14 and will broken up as follows: girls (ages 10-11) at 1 p.m.; girls (ages 12- 14) at 1:45 p.m.; boys (ages 10-11) at 2:30 p.m.; and boys (ages 12-14) at 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the winner of each of the groups above. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please contact Dave Wilder (, 603-566-5873).

Saturday, October 29 The Litchfield Recreational Basketball League (LRBL) will be holding it’s league assessments for grades 3 through 8. All assessments will be held at Litchfield Middle School. Log onto our website to register and find times for each grade at: Basketball-League-Online-Registration.start. LRBL will also be holding tryouts for our travel basketball teams for grades 3 through 8 during the weekend of November 5 and 6. Please log onto the web site to find out times for each team. If you have any questions about the travel teams you can find contact information on the web site. We are still looking for a third grade boys’ travel coach.

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